Mark Robins has made two changes to the side that beat Chesterfield at the Ricoh Arena on Monday as new-boy Jordan Maguire-Drew makes his Sky Blues debut.
Liam O'Brien also returns in goal for the Sky Blues in the place of Lee Burge.
Rod McDonald trained with the side yesterday as he fights back from the groin injury that kept him out for the back end of the festive period, but will not feature this afternoon and will instead be meeting the fans in the Family Zone.
The Sky Blues line up with Jack Grimmer, Jordan Willis, Tom Davies and Chris Stokes at the back.
Captain Michael Doyle starts alongside last week's man of the match Tom Bayliss in midfield.
Outwide, Jordan Shipley keeps his place while Maguire-Drew makes his appearance in Sky Blues from right-midfield.
Marc McNulty and Max Biamou starts upfront.
Coventry City XI: O'Brien (GK); Grimmer, Willis, Davies, Stokes; Maguire-Drew, Doyle (C), Bayliss, Shipley; McNulty, Biamou.
Subs: Burge (GK); Hyam, Haynes, Stevenson, Maycock, Finn, Ponticelli.
Stoke City XI: Butland (GK); Allen, Wimmer, Zouma, Cameron, Sobhi, Ireland, Adam, Edwards, Biram-Diouf, Berahino.
Subs: Grant (GK); Souttar, Afellay, Shaqiri, Choup-Moting, Fletcher, Crouch.